May23rd

One way to remove sensor dust in video

Posted By planetmitch
There's nothing worse than getting your cool new video up on the computer than finding sensor dust (ok, there are many worse things in life, but you get my point). For most of us, that's meant the video is trash - until Tito da Costa…
May22nd

New trends in motion photography: Moving Portraits and Vertical Video

Posted By planetmitch
New HDSLR cameras (like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II) as well as new playback devices like the iPad and digital picture frames are allowing people to think outside the traditional photography box. Several new ideas are popping up around the web but "moving portraits"…
May21st

Awesome Canon EOS 5D Mark II Space Shuttle timelapse

Posted By planetmitch
I've always been a space program junkie - ever since I was a little kid watching the Apollo moon landings, and now that the Shuttle program is winding down, @tylerginter showed me this beautiful timelapse of the Space Shuttle Discovery's trip from the final processing…
May20th

New on the Event Calendar: the filmmaker’s intensive

Posted By planetmitch
I just mentioned the upcoming live interview with Jem Schofield and in that post mentioned he has some new training coming up in June... well, if you act now and sign up by the end of the day May 31st, you can get $500 off!…
May20th

New on the Event Calendar: planet5D live interview with Jem Schofield

Posted By planetmitch
Many of you may have seen my tweet about it earlier, but I had a great chat today with Jem Schofield about a ton of different subjects surrounding the "HDSLR" world, production, post production, training, industry leaders, and beyond. It was so much fun, I…
May20th

Helping others thru our photography via Kiva.org

Posted By planetmitch
UPDATE: This was originally published on Aug 9, 2009. Since then, we've increased our loan value thanks to you! In this time of need all around the world, planet5D urges you to loan what ever you can afford to help others. It isn't a donation,…
May19th

Gizmodo gives glowing review for the Canon Rebel T2i/550D calling it the ideal first DSLR

Posted By planetmitch
Gizmodo today released a report on the Canon Rebel T2i/550D and were bold in saying "This Should Be Your First DSLR" right at the top - they really love this camera! I urge you to read the whole story, but this is the tease from…
May19th

The Westdoc Conference for documentary and reality filmmakers Sept 13-15

Posted By planetmitch
For those of you documentary and reality filmmakers, we've just found out about this conference that you need to know about! The Westdoc Conference for Documentary and Reality Filmmakers will be held in Santa Monica, California this coming September 13-15. And, for those of you…
May19th

Wall-E filmed with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
Sorry, that's a bit of a stretch title, we were just having a bit of fun with this movie... it isn't the real Wall-e, but a toy version of the famous robot from the movie used to tell a story. It was first shown on…
May18th

Genus and Manfrotto form Strategic Partnership

Posted By planetmitch
Friends of planet5D, Genus (the guys who make great matte boxes and other cool stuff) sent us this PR today about a new partnership they have with Manfrotto here in the USA. Monday 19 may 2010 - Manfrotto and Genus are pleased to announce the…
May17th

Second Behind The Scenes from “The Last 3 Minutes”

Posted By planetmitch
Shane Hurlbut has posted the second of three behind the scenes movies from their making of the short "The Last 3 Minutes"... This episode was from the "Vietnam sequence" from the movie that we were able to premiere here on planet5D a few weeks ago.…
May16th

DSLR Filmaking seminars

Posted By planetmitch
We also got an email from Marcelo Lewin at NewMediaWebinars.com who is hosting a couple of free HDSLR webinars in June. They are using the broadcast it free or get the download for a fee after the event model. We've added both to the planet5D…
May16th

Near Minneapolis? HDSLR workshop this Tuesday

Posted By planetmitch
This came in this weekend and we're adding it to the Event Calendar in case you're near Minneapolis, Minnesota. The seminar is called "Moving into Motion". By the way, you can now subscribe to the planet5D International Event Calendar... webcal format or view online (and…
May15th

@FeliciaDay announces “The Guild” to be shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
Felicia Day @feliciaday just announced on twitter that the web series "The Guild" season 4 will be shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. We just saw the tweet and thought you'd like to know - we're calling our connections and will have more…
May14th

Ken Rockwell using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II – Loves It

Posted By planetmitch
Quick update: Just found this note from Ken Rockwell (famed Nikon shooter and blogger) who announced that he's been using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II for a week and said he is "loving it". He says he's still leaving the video to the camcorder,…
May14th

South African Suzuki shot on Canon EOS 7Ds

Posted By planetmitch
UPDATE: Added a Behind the Scenes vid at the bottom! The other day, Marc from Unleashed contacted us about this cool South African Suzuki Canon EOS 7D commercial - and he's gone into great detail about the making of the commercial - which really gives…